That momentous event, however, was but one important milestone in the conflict over slavery in America.
Nat Turner launches a bloody uprising among enslaved Virginians in Southampton County. Stewart is one of the first black American female political activists to establish the tradition of political activism and freedom struggle among black women.
She calls upon black women to take up what would become pioneering work as teachers, school founders, and education innovators. For the next three decades, the Society campaigns that slavery is illegal under natural law, and sees the Constitution "a covenant with hell.
The women met in each other's homes. Bustill, Mapps, and Douglass are prominent black Quaker families in the Philadelphia in the 19th Century. Abolitionists launch a campaign flooding Congress with antislavery petitions.
Founding of the Institute for Colored Youth, which later became Cheyney University, one of the earliest historically black colleges in the United States. Philadelphia is plagued with anti-black and anti-abolitionist violence, particularly from Philadelphia white workers who feared that they have to compete with freed slaves for jobs.
Second meeting of the Antislavery Convention of American Women, gathered in Philadelphia at the newly built Pennsylvania Hall, is attacked by a mob. The mob burns down the hall, as well as sets a shelter for black orphans on fire and damages a black church. Pennsylvania Hall was open only three days when it fell.
An official report blames abolitionists for the riots, claiming that they incited violence by upsetting the citizens of Philadelphia with their views and for encouraging "race mixing.
A Maryland slave named Fred runs away and later becomes Frederick Douglass. Pope Gregory XVI condemned slavery and the slave trade. American women are not allowed to sit among the men or serve as delegates.
On their return to America the women hold a women's rights convention, which met in Seneca Falls, NY in A riot ensues with mayhem lasting three days and resulting in numerous injuries to blacks, who are dragged from their homes and beaten and several homes, an abolitionist meeting place, and a church are set afire.
Slavery is abolished in all French territories. Women's Rights Convention is held at Seneca Falls. She becomes a major conductor on the Underground Railroad, as well as an advocate for Women's Rights.
Free blacks form more Vigilance Committees throughout the North to watch for slave hunters and alert the black community.
In the ensuing struggle with black and white abolitionists, one of the attackers is killed, another is seriously wounded, and the fugitives all successfully escape. Thirty-six black men and five white men are charged with treason and conspiracy under the federal Fugitive Slave Law and brought to trial in federal court at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
This trial becomes a cause celebre for American abolitionists. Attorney Thaddeus Stevens defends the accused by pleading self-defense. All the defendants are found innocent in a jury trial.
It becomes a higher education institution providing an education in the arts and sciences for male youth of African descent. During the first one hundred years of its existence, Lincoln graduates approximately 20 percent of the black physicians and more than 10 percent of the black attorneys in the United States.
Thurgood Marshall and Langston Hughes are among its esteemed alumni. His arguments appeal to some educated and successful northern freed blacks and are defiantly opposite the position held by Frederick Douglass and others. His views represent increasing frustrations in the black community.
Six years later, Delany signs a treaty with Nigeria to allow black American settlement and the development of cotton production using free West African workers.The BIG Issues Find some of the most controversial debate topics covering a wide variety of issues ranging from politics and religion to education and society.
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President Truman issues Executive Order , establishing the President's Committee on Civil Rights to propose measures to strengthen and protect the civil rights. Truman appoints to the Committee leading black civil rights activist, Sadie Alexander, the first black women to earn a PhD and an early leader in the Philadelphia Urban League.